Make mid-Wales your next holiday destination with a stay in this charming stone and slate terrace self-catering cottage. Kettle Cottage is a short walk from the village tea shop and pub and within reach of Cader Idris, Dolgellau and Machynlleth. There are spectacular walks and bike rides from the door, making it easy to explore this stunning landscape in any season. Barmouth and the coast are just over half an hour's drive from the cottage, while places like Bala and Corris are within easy reach for a fun day out. The dog-friendly cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is well-suited for couples and families.
The views from 22 Tai Nantlle are spectacular. The cottage is ideal for couples, families and friends who cannot wait to explore Caernarfon's countryside and coast, as it is only 10 minutes from walks leading up Mount Snowdon and 15 minutes to the beautiful Caernarfon coastline. There aren't many places where you can go dolphin spotting one day and touch the clouds the next! The dog-friendly property sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms and provides comfortable, affordable self-catering at any time of the year.
A 15th Century farmhouse nestling within the beautiful Clwyd Valley in an AONB in North Wales. A great location for walkers and cyclists with easy access to Offa's Dyke and an ideal self-catering base for exploring the coast, nearby Snowdonia and Chester City centre.
Wnion Wood Lodge is in the Snowdonia village of Brithdir, only a few miles from Dolgellau and within easy reach of Barmouth, Cader Idris and the beautiful Mawddach Estuary. The timber holiday home sleeps four people in two bedrooms and has a flexible layout that works for couples or families. The location is delightfully quiet, being outside the village centre and next to private woodland. The Torrent Trail and other beautiful walks are accessible from the door, and there's a wide variety of exciting mountain bike trails in the vicinity. Wnion Wood Lodge is pet friendly, with holidays available all year round.
The Snowdonia National Park is home to Wales' highest peak, Mount Snowdon. A mile away from the base of the mountain, close to the picturesque village of Beddgelert, Plas Y Nant Lodge is a peaceful retreat for couples, but it can accommodate up to four guests plus a baby, thanks to a double sofa bed and a child's cot. Caernarfon Castle, the Isle of Anglesey, Llandudno, Porthmadog and Portmeirion are all within easy reach, giving visitors plenty of options of things to see and do.
Families love Ty Mawr, not only for its spacious rooms and garden but also for the stunning views over the valley to the mountains of Snowdonia. The period self-catering farmhouse is two miles from Criccieth and within easy reach of the Snowdonia National Park, providing a wealth of ways to explore and enjoy this fantastic landscape. Walking, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, and surfing are all readily accessible, and there is coarse and game fishing on site. The dog-friendly holiday rental sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, and is available for bookings all year round.
Sleeping 10 people in five bedrooms, Eisteddfa is a superb self-catering holiday rental near Criccieth. It has fantastic views from almost every window, multiple reception rooms and a huge garden, so it is perfect for big families, extended families or friends. The location is perfect for a fun-filled holiday being only two miles from beaches on the Llyn Peninsula and within easy reach of Snowdonia National Park. There are gorgeous walks and bike rides from the door. Caernarfon Castle and the Snowdon Mountain Railway are half an hour's drive, while Portmeirion and Porthmadog are less than 15 minutes from the house.
Wake up to the sight of Snowdon and relax after a busy day in a hot tub under the stars at this charming barn conversion. The one-bedroom holiday cottage sleeps two people and is perfect for couples or solo adventurers. The beautiful beaches of the Llyn Peninsula are only 20 minutes away, as are favourite attractions like Carmarthen and Portmeirion. Snowdonia National Park is less than a mile from the door, and guests have immediate access to incredible walks and bike rides. The self-catering cottage is available for short breaks and longer holidays all year round, so it's perfect for a romantic weekend away or a full exploration of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast.
A cosy holiday cottage in an exceptionally picturesque position in the small hamlet of Rhyd in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. A peaceful haven and great base for exploring the areas many attractions including the coast with beaches just ten minutes away by car! Visit Snowdonia and enjoy the stunning scenery and abundance of opportunities for outdoor adventures.
Unwind and relax in the peaceful surroundings of Sunset and Stars Cottage. This lovely holiday home is in the quiet village of Llysfaen, close to Colwyn Bay and within easy reach of Snowdon, Conwy Castle, Zip World and Bounce Below. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms with a Z-bed to accommodate an additional child, with every room beautifully finished and furnished. The views are incredible. The garden has seating and a fire pit so you can snuggle up outside and enjoy a little stargazing at the end of a fun day at the beach, walking along the coastal footpath or climbing Snowdon, or enjoying one of the many other sights and attractions of North Snowdonia.
Wavecrest is a spacious, stylish adults-only holiday cottage steps away from Llandudno's West Shore Beach. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms with three bathrooms and is perfect for couples and friends who want to be within walking distance of this famous Victorian seaside resort's beach, cafes, bars, and shops. The views from the house and garden are fantastic, reaching across the beach towards Anglesey and Puffin Island. Snowdonia, National Trust Bodnant Gardens, Surf Snowdonia, and many other attractions are all within easy reach. Bookings are available all year round.
For those in the know, Llandudno has never been out of fashion. The stylish Victorian seaside resort has two beautiful beaches and excellent amenities, making it ideal for a family holiday by the coast in all seasons. Farsite is a spacious holiday cottage sleeping six people in three bedrooms. It's metres from West Shore's Blue Flag Beach and no more than a 10-minute stroll from North Shore and Llandudno's elegant Victorian pier. The cottage enjoys beautiful water and mountain views from indoors and the garden and is finished and furnished to a high standard.
Bwthyn Bach, or Little Cottage, is a romantic holiday home with sensational views of Moel y Gest and the southern Snowdonia mountains. The charming ground-floor cottage is only two miles from Criccieth and has excellent access to footpaths and cycling routes around the Llyn Peninsula, Cardigan Bay and the national park. It has one bedroom for couples or solo visitors, with guests enjoying extras like an outdoor hot tub and a cosy log burner. Bwthyn Bach is dog-friendly and available for bookings all year round.
Glas y Dorlan is a wonderful stylish barn conversion in a gorgeous setting between the Llyn Peninsula and southern Snowdonia mountains. Criccieth and beaches are two miles away, while Porthmadog and Portmeirion are 10 and 15 minutes by car. There is fishing on-site and excellent access to footpaths, cycling routes and mountain bike trails. Caernarfon Castle, Zip World and Bounce Below are all within half an hour's drive. The cottage is dog friendly and sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms. It is very popular with couples but also suits families and friends.
Couples adore The Little Cottage on Geurfron Farm near Tywyn in the Snowdonia National Park. The pretty stone holiday cottage sits on 20 private acres of land and has stunning views over the Dysynni Valley from the cottage and the terrace. It's only a few miles from the coast and within easy reach of places like Dolgellau, Castell Cynfal, and the waterfalls at Dolgolch and Nant Gwernol. Geufron Farm is a non-working farm, so there's lots of space but no farm noise or passing traffic to disturb your sleep.
The Old Farmhouse has been part of Guefron Farm for two hundred years, and it's even more welcoming today thanks to a sympathetic refresh by the owners who have made it feel comfortably modern without losing any original character. It's perfect for families, with space for up to nine people to sleep in four bedrooms, with sensational mountain views, and use of the farm's 20 acres. You can book it independently or with one of the four other holiday cottages on the estate. The beach is only a few miles away, and there are beautiful footpaths from the door, including to the nearby Peniarth Arms in Bryncrug.
You won't know where to look first when you arrive at The Barn. Will you sit on the deck and drink in the stunning views over the Snowdonia countryside to Cardigan Bay? Or look up to the mountains and the promise of an adventure? Maybe the interiors will catch your attention, where attractive original features have been complemented by a recent refurbishment to offer a high standard of accommodation for up to four people in two bedrooms, making it perfect for family and friends. The Barn is within walking distance of a dog-friendly pub and less than three miles from Tywyn's Blue Flag Beach and the Wales Coast Path. There is always plenty to see and do when you stay at The Barn, no matter what the season.
Fall in love all over again in this gorgeous holiday cottage in the Snowdonia National Park. The Granary sits in 20 private acres less than three miles from Cardigan Bay, Tywyn beach and the Wales Coastal Path, and within walking distance of the Peniarth Arms pub in Bryncrug. It is ideal for couples, though would also suit a solo adventurer who wants easy access to beautiful footpaths, exciting mountain bike routes, golf, fishing, horse riding, bird watching and a wealth of other activities that make Snowdonia a favourite holiday destination in every season.
The incredible views at The Cowshed are matched only by its stylish interior, which has recently been refurbished and updated to provide very comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to five people in two bedrooms. The layout (one double bedroom and a triple bunk room) is perfect for families, and with all rooms on one level, it's also great for people who like to avoid stairs. The Cowshed is on Geuforn Farm, a non-working farm set in 20 private acres in the south-west of Snowdonia National Park. Tywyn's Blue Flag beach is less than three miles from the door, and there is a welcoming, dog-friendly pub within walking distance.
You'll lose your heart to The Old Farmhouse, which sits in 20 private acres and has spectacular views over the Snowdonia National Park to Cardigan Bay. The gorgeous period farmhouse has recently been refurbished and now boasts a fresh, modern interior with plenty of 21st Century luxuries that sit comfortably alongside original 17th Century features. The private garden has a heated outdoor swimming pool for guests exclusive use (between May to the end of Sept), and there are stunning walks and bike rides from the gate. With space for up to nine people to sleep in four lovely bedrooms, and the option to rent the adjoining Little Cottage sleeping an extra two, this picturesque house is perfect for families and friends.
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Breath-taking scenery provides the backdrop for a wide range of activities and sightseeing spots in this must-visit UK holiday destination. Snowdonia is home to many mountain ranges, though of course, no visit is complete without an attempt to scale the massive Snowdon, which stands at some 3,560 feet.
A haven for those who adore outdoor pursuits, Snowdonia provides some of the best outdoor activities in the UK. Climbers can enjoy the variety of routes available – some with quite a history behind them.
For those mountaineers who prefer to explore horizontally, there are an abundance of trails and paths all over the area. Hikers can also experience some historically notable landmarks, such as the Roman Steps to the south - remnants of a much-used mediaeval packhorse trail.
Those with a preference for some gentler walking can explore the stunning forest and valley routes, such as Gwydir Forest with some superb wildlife to be found. There are also sandy beaches along the coast, in fact almost 200 miles of beautiful coastline with stunning beaches – Aberdyfi, Barmouth and Harlech in particular, are well worth a visit.
Visitors to Snowdonia who prefer a more leisurely pace are spoilt for choice with the numerous historical buildings, railways and castles. Caenarfon Castle is a must-see for history-seekers.
With so much to do and see, it is easy to see why Snowdonia is one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations. Find out more about sensational Snowdonia, read our guide about things to do in Snowdonia.